Book Watch Archive

Microsoft Azure, 2nd Ed ( For Dummies)
Monday, 16 January 2023

Covering first steps into the world of Azure and the core services, this book is a guide for users who are new to the platform. Jack Hyman covers the essentials including building a virtual network on Azure, launching and scaling applications, migrating existing services, and keeping everything secure. Updated to included expanded information on data resources, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and collaboration,this 2nd Edition provides an entry-level, comprehensive guide that provides a simple-to-understand primer on core Azure services.


Convergence: Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing (Wiley)
Friday, 13 January 2023

This book subtitled "Social, Economic and Policy Impacts"  is a collection of essays from 20 renowned, international authors working in industry, academia, and government. Editor Greg Viggiano introduces essays that explain the impending convergence of artificial intelligence and quantum computing. A diversity of viewpoints is presented, each offering their view of this coming watershed event.


Programming the Raspberry Pi Pico/W in MicroPython (I/O Press)
Wednesday, 11 January 2023

This book reveals what you can do with the Pico's GPIO lines together with widely used sensors, servos and motors and ADCs. After covering the GPIO, outputs and inputs, events and interrupts, Harry Fairhead and Mike James give you hands-on experience of PWM (Pulse Width Modulation), the SPI bus, the I2C bus and the 1-Wire bus. This second edition has been expanded to cover wi-fi connectivity provided by the Pico W. 


Scala for the Impatient, 3rd Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 09 January 2023

This book is a complete yet concise guide that reflects the major enhancements of Scala 3, from improved syntax and revamped type system to powerful contextual abstractions.Cay Horstmann, author of Core Java, covers what working developers need to know, focusing on hands-on solutions, not academic theory.

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GoLang: The Ultimate Guide (CRC Press)
Friday, 06 January 2023

This book takes a step-by-step approach to problem solving and skill development using Go. Sufyan bin Uzayr starts with a quick run-through of the basic concepts, before moving on to the more advanced, hands-on core concepts, with a focus on real-world problems. The book places special emphasis on writing clean and optimized code, with additional chapters focused on coding methodology.


BBC Micro:bit in Practice (Packt)
Wednesday, 04 January 2023

In this book described as "a hands-on guide to building creative real-life projects with MicroPython and the BBC Micro:bit"  Ashwin Pajankar, Abhishek Sharma and Sandeep Saini show how hardware components can be manipulated using a combination of Micro:bit and MicroPython. The book begins with mini projects aimed at developing practical knowledge of circuit design and writing programs before moving on to how to write programs for working with built-in LEDs and buttons, interfacing external LEDs, buttons, motors and buzzers, built-in radio, speakers, accelerometer, and a compass.


Ruby on Rails Tutorial, 7th Ed (Addison-Wesley)
Monday, 02 January 2023

In this tome subtitled "Learn Web Development with Rails", Michael Hartl teaches Rails by guiding you through the development of three example applications of increasing sophistication. The tutorial's examples focus on the general principles of web development needed for virtually any kind of website. The updates to this edition include full compatibility with Rails 7.


Tracers in the Dark (DoubleDay)
Friday, 30 December 2022

Subtitled "The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency", this is the story of a new breed of investigators who have cracked the Bitcoin blockchain, exposing once-anonymous realms of money, drugs, and violence. Andy Greenberg tells a saga of criminal empires built and destroyed. He introduces an IRS agent with a defiant streak, a Bitcoin-tracing Danish entrepreneur, and a colorful ensemble of hardboiled agents and prosecutors as they delve deep into the crypto-underworld.


AWS Serverless IoT (Embedded-IoT)
Wednesday, 28 December 2022

Subtitled "Inexpensive IoT Projects to take you from Zero to AWS IoT Hero" this is a friendly and approachable guide to getting started with IoT centric services on the AWS cloud, either using a real hardware device like the ESP32, ESP8266, or the Raspberry Pi or one of the free virtual devices explained in the book like MQTT.fx, a Bash script, or the MQTT test client to publish IoT data to AWS IoT Core. Steve Borsay covers various AWS IoT centric services such as IoT Core, Lambda, S3, QuickSight, SageMaker, API Gateway, DynamoDB, Timestream, WebSockets, IoT Analytics, as well as other AWS services.


Leibniz on Binary: The Invention of Computer Arithmetic (MIT Press)
Monday, 26 December 2022

The polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716), in addition to independently inventing calculus, also invented binary arithmetic, the representational basis for today’s digital computing. This is the first collection of Leibniz’s key writings on the binary system, newly translated, with many previously unpublished in any language.

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Python for Kids, 2nd Edition: A Playful Introduction to Programming (No Starch Press)
Friday, 23 December 2022

This book brings Python to life and brings kids (and their parents) into the world of programming. Author Jason R. Briggs guides readers through the basics, experimenting with unique (and amusing) example programs that feature ravenous monsters, secret agents and thieving ravens.


Modern Frontend Development with Node.js (Packt)
Wednesday, 21 December 2022

This book sets out to explain what the Node.js runtime has to offer and how you can unlock its full potential to create frontend-focused web apps. Florian Rappl begins with the basics and internals of Node.js, before looking at how to divide code into modules and packages. Later chapters cover the most popular package managers and their uses and how to use TypeScript and other JavaScript variants with Node.js.



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